November 8, 2017
President Trump thanks China for giving him and the first lady a beautiful welcome they will never forget.
In a tweet the president posted pictures of him and Melania in Beijing with President Xi and his wife.
This is the first time a U.S. president has had an official dinner in the forbidden city since the founding of the people’s Republic of China.
President Trump will hold multiple meetings with President Xi, which will include discussions on North Korea.
The president has warned Pyongyang to not underestimate the U.S.
Meanwhile, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said the meetings will also focus on bilateral trade.
He made the comments after signing nine billion dollars worth of commercial deals between Washington and Beijing.
Previously, the president harshly criticized China’s currency devaluations and dumping prices on its exports as unfair trade practices.
A report from the Customs Department said China’s exports to the U.S. slowed over the past year, while its imports increased.
However, the U.S. still has a year-to-date trade deficit of $223 billion with China alone.